We have all lived through hell this last what seems like years. They say the pandemic may just be in the rear view mirror. We are encouraged. How did you get through the tough times? I am willing to bet that all the inspirational memes on social media were not at the top of your coping list.

There are a whole lot of people who spend their time creating memes that they think will help the rest of us through. Filled with backgrounds of sunny skies, waterfalls, dewdrops on various flowers, and of course, puppies, these social media posts are not only tedious, but they don’t help at all. The aphorisms are cliche, and just because Benjamin Franklin said it doesn’t mean it will brighten my day. Let’s get real with the sayings, shall we?

  • What doesn’t kill you makes you still alive.
  • Every cloud has the potential for a huge downpour, so don’t forget your raincoat.
  • A stitch in time is great, but there are safety pins.
  • A word to the wise isn’t sufficient; spell it out, for God’s sake.
  • Hunger may not be the best sauce; I prefer ketchup.
  • If you lie down with dogs, you will be very happy.
  • During the pandemic, very few people used their time wisely. Most of us napped.
  • When the student is ready, the Zoom class is probably over.
  • It doesn’t all come out in the wash, especially if there is a tube of lipstick in the pocket of your jeans.
  • For heaven’s sake, actions don’t speak louder than words. You can hug somebody right before you call them by the wrong name.
  • You can fool some of the people all of the time, and nobody remembers the rest of this aphorism.
  • Eat to live, not the opposite. Except during lockdown, when we all had at least five meals a day.
  • A penny saved doesn’t amount to much, and we all know it.
  • When a door closes, it means somebody has just left. Or your husband is tired of hearing the tv.

I could go on and on, but let’s face it–It is never too early to quit.

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